Guillain-Barré Syndrome Complicating Acute Hepatitis B: A Case With Detailed Electrophysiological and Immunological Studies

Joseph R. Berger, D. Ram Ayyar, William A. Sheremata

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Abstract

A 61-year-old man was seen for Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) complicating acute type B hepatitis. Results of a detailed electrophysiological studies were characteristic of a severe peripheral neuropathy of the segmental demyelinating type. Immunological studies demonstrated cell-mediated sensitization to peripheral nerve basic protein. Twenty-six cases of GBS complicating viral hepatitis were analyzed for age, sex, temporal relationship of the onset of the hepatitis to that of the polyneuritis, and outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-368
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of neurology
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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